Cate Blanchett

Film Review: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (USA, 2019) is a fitting end to a coming of age saga

January 3, 2019

When Cressida Cowell’s book series How To Train Your Dragon was developed into a film, its success took the world by storm and spawned a number of television series, short films, video games and even live performance shows. Now the third, and final film installment has arrived with How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden […]

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Film Review: The House With A Clock In Its Walls (USA, 2018) Ticks With Magic; Tocks With Horror

September 19, 2018

When you mix up Harry Potter with Goosebumps you end up with The House With A Clock In Its Walls. A film that combines magic with a haunted house and the tried and true need for our young hero to find his courage and rise up to save the day. When orphaned 10 year old […]

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Film Review: Ocean’s 8 (USA, 2018) proves acceptable escapism that’ll steal your attention during its running time

June 7, 2018

Whilst it may not quite boast as impressive an ensemble as the original Ocean’s trilogy managed to concoct (George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts to name a few), Ocean’s 8 still steers ahead on charm and glamour, proving that an octet of women can do anything just as capable as an eleven-strong […]

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Broadway rehearsals underway for Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Chekhov’s first play

December 8, 2016

Starring Richard Roxburgh and Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton‘s The Present is based on Anton Chekhov‘s first play, untitled and only discovered sixteen years after his death. After an acclaimed season in Sydney, the STC production will begin previews at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre later this month. With Upton’s adaptation set post-Perestroika in the mid-1990s, friends gather […]

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First trailer for the ambitious documentary Voyage of Time has been released

August 25, 2016

The upcoming documentary Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey has received is first full length trailer and it looks spectacular. This ambitious film is a celebration of earth across all of time, from the birth of the universe to its final collapse. Voyage of Time examines science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and […]

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Warner Bros. lines up a massive female cast for the Ocean’s Eight spin-off

August 11, 2016

Warner Bros confirmed this week that October will be the start date for Ocean’s Eight, the female-led spin-off of the successful Ocean’s franchise. Production is set to begin in New York with many actors having their roles confirmed, Deadline Hollywood has reported. When the project was first announced, acaresses such as Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett […]

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DVD Review: Knight of Cups (USA, 2015)

March 23, 2016

Or, as I like to call it, Special-K. Terrence Malick and his editors have modeled their film on the time and space bending properties of a psychoactive trip. One second you’re in a swanky Los Angeles apartment, the next on the ruins of a burnt-down gas station.  Sometimes it’s Rick’s (Christian Bale) voice whispering contemplative […]

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Sydney Theatre Company heads to Broadway with The Present

January 29, 2016

Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed engagement in Sydney, Australia last August, The Present, Andrew Upton’s new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov, will be presented on Broadway for a limited engagement in the early Winter of 2016. The Present, directed by John Crowley, will see Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh make their Broadway debuts, […]

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Film Review: Carol (M) (UK/USA, 2015)

January 11, 2016

Carol may look like a film set in the 1950’s but it feels far more modern than its exterior appears. A slow burning love story that refuses to end on a tragic note, performed by two exceptional leads that doesn’t require any loud professions about sexuality or equality or feminism to make its point. We […]

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Watch the Full Trailer for CAROL

September 10, 2015

Starring Rooney Mara as Therese and Cate Blanchett as Carol, the CAROL is an adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel The Price of Salt. Directed by Todd Haynes and written by Phyllis Nagy, click through to watch the trailer in full… Due for release in 2016, CAROL is set in 1950s New York and follows the story […]

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Film Review: Cinderella (G) (USA, 2015)

March 29, 2015

If you can imagine the Disney fairy tale animated film of the same name brought to the screen in all its resplendent glory as live action, then Kenneth Branagh’s version certainly fulfils that. A consistently visually bold film even though it does lack a sense of originality or uniqueness in the story. Regardless it’s still […]

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